What’s the difference between “remote learning,” and “crisis learning?” Remote Learning is a thoughtfully and creatively designed course that allows learners to synchronously access live, on-campus classes. It is designed to take advantage of technology, and is purposefully an engaging learning experience. Contrarily, crisis learning is reacting to changing circumstances with little-to-no time for planning and transition for the learner and the educator.
Will my child have the option to be on-campus, or learn remotely…or both? Yes! MVC recognizes that different learners learn differently, and we are committed to providing a personalized learning experience. For the learner, this means the opportunity to customize the experience to fit your family’s needs. Learners may choose to attend classes on campus, join live instruction remotely, and even swap between the two.
What happens if the local government mandates no in-person classes? MVC has thoughtfully prepared a variety of scenario-based learning plans in the event mandatory remote learning becomes necessary. Please refer to our learning modalities chart for a clearer understanding of the variables that dictate how the plan is enacted.
Will remote learning have prescribed hours, or is my learner free to watch a recording of the class when it’s convenient? MVC firmly believes in the value of connection and community, and desires all learners to attend classes synchronously. Therefore, all learners will adhere to the bell schedule, whether on-campus or remotely.
How does IB fit into these plans? IB pairs incredibly well with the reimagined design of education at MVC. The IB program is designed to have maximum flexibility, and will continue to offer our learners an incredible experience in-class, remotely, or both.
How will MVC prepare substitute teachers for possible changes in daily duties and school operations? MVC’s protocol for on-campus visitors, special guests, and substitute teachers remains intact. In addition to guests (and substitutes) signing-in at the front gate and receiving an identification card, they will also be made aware of any specific protocols that may be in-place at the time of their arrival.
FAQs related to Athletics, and Performing Arts
Will MVC continue to have athletic contests, live performances, dances, and other events that are an essential part of the school experience? MVC will always first defer to local health guidelines and recommendations when considering activities. If circumstances offer the opportunity to have such events in a safe and healthy way, MVC will continue to host the many events learners look forward to each year.
FAQs related to Health & Wellness
Will wearing masks on campus be mandatory? We understand this can be a very personal issue, and MVC will continue to strive to address these issues with the greater good of the learning community in mind. MVC will always first defer to local health guidelines and recommendations when considering policies such as the wearing of masks. However, if your family chooses to have your learner wear a mask under all conditions, we will respect and honor that personal decision.
Will everyone coming onto campus have their temperature taken? If so, by whom? MVC will always first defer to local health guidelines and recommendations when considering policies. In the event temperature checks are advised by our local government, MVC has a plan in place to accommodate all persons arriving on campus. If necessary, the plan will be implemented and overseen by our full-time registered nurse.
What happens if a child’s temperature is elevated, or s/he shows other symptoms related to COVID-19? Protocols are in place to isolate the learner and contact parents.
What should I do if I notice my child feeling isolated or showing other symptoms that may be related to changes in her/his socialization habits? MVC is dedicated to supporting our families inside and outside the classroom. You and your child have access to our full-time licensed therapist, as well as a host of other faculty, advisers, and staff.
How will MVC proactively address my child’s mental and emotional health? In addition to a team of dedicated faculty, academic advisers, and a full-time licensed therapist, each MVC learner will be part of a core group of other students and matched with a staff member. One of the primary roles of the group is to build a safe community to talk openly about stresses in the learner’s life.
FAQs regarding Buses
Will buses be running as normal when school begins in August? Yes. MVC will always first defer to local health guidelines and recommendations when considering activities. Please refer to our learning modalities chart for a clearer understanding of the variables that dictate how busses will operate, depending upon the criteria.
How will bussing work if only a limited number of people are allowed on the bus due to social distancing guidelines determined by the local government? In the event social distancing guidelines reduce the total number of passengers on a bus, MVC has plans in place to adjust its current routine to meet guidelines.
FAQs related to Attendance and On-Campus Activity
What happens if only a limited number of learners are allowed to be on-campus at any given time? MVC has various plans in place, depending on the specifics of the situation, and how local government bodies are addressing the circumstances. As an example, learners may rotate which days they attend classes on-campus, and which days they join classes remotely. Regardless of the possible scenarios, MVC will always place the health and safety of the learner as its priority.
How might social distancing work on-campus? If there’s one thing teenagers love, it’s socializing with friends! Should we need to monitor and enforce social distancing on campus, we have a variety of options available to us to ensure a safe and healthy campus. As an example, learners may bring (and store) their own camping/lawn chair on campus to sit and enjoy lunch with friends at an appropriate distance.
Will MVC continue to have athletic contests, live performances, dances, and other events essential for high school life? MVC will always first defer to local health guidelines and recommendations when considering activities. If circumstances offer the opportunity to have such events in a safe and healthy way, MVC will continue to host the many events learners look forward to each year.